I seem to be having an issue with the Publicize feature. when editing previous posts.
When I activated the Publicize feature to add my Facebook and Tumblr accounts, every post I made an update to (56) a few days later was re-published on my accounts even though I manually shared them earlier.
Last week, I added my Twitter account and made a change to one of my post and it immediately posted the updated post even though I had previously shared it back in January. However, minutes later when I made another change to the same post, it did not duplicate/ re-publish the post to Twitter. Nor did it re-publicize to Facebook or Tumblr. I also checked my RSS feed that day and did not see that the post was re-publicized/posted twice.
This is what I think is happening:
When you add an account to Publicize, if you make any updates to previous posts that were manually shared, they automatically will be publicized and duplicated to the account(s) you added. Any additional updates to the same post will not be re-publicized to Facebook or Tumbler but it will for Twitter.
Which is unfortunate because looks like what we need to do is deactivate Publicize when making initial updates to any post after adding new accounts so it does not duplicate the posts since I find no matter when I go in to update, it is being republished/duplicated.
I agree with swaroop and think it would help WP users if there was a feature we can choose to request that previously published posts not be re-publicized when adding new accounts to eliminate our having to physically turn off the feature every time we make an update.
I am also having the same trouble with tags as icelandica. As of yesterday, still noticing when making any updates to previous posts at any time, Publicize is republishing the post to Twitter.
Now I am hesitant when making changes because as a result of duplication, I have go to the Twitter accounts and delete the duplicate post which is a lot trouble and is very time consuming.
Any assistance with resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
As for posts imported from another blog, I am not familiar with that so I cannot make any suggestions. But if I ever have to try this feature, I will let you know what issues I may encounter.
P.S. My inquiry was previously posted in this forum:
The blog I need help with is joaynn510.wordpress.com.